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  1. Inverness vs Dunfermline

    Haha, didn't realise it was injury related. He comes from my neck of the woods and is ex-East Fife so I've followed his career with interest. He seems to be OK at this level but fitness seems the main issue. If he got a full season, I'm sure he'd be in and around the top goal-scorers within the Championship. Glad he's got another year with you guys and I hope he kicks on with yous next term.
  2. Alloa vs Ayr

    I really enjoyed yesterday's game. I thought Alloa were excellent while Ayr seemed to struggle under the pressure of knowing a win would have put one hand on the trophy. It was a good goal by Flannigan and then you wondered if Alloa would rue the missed chances they had but then the mistake happened from Geggan and, as has been said above, it was a great run forward and composed finish from Crane. Ayr started the second-half really well and Moore done well to round Parry to score. It was one-way traffic for the majority of the match after this and it looked as if the visitors would get their reprieve with the penalty... As has been said, a terrible miss by Moore in the end. A big win by Alloa but, the title isn't Raith's yet. I personally can't see past Ayr against Albion next Saturday, especially with it being at Somerset Park. I wouldn't like to try guess the outcome of the tie at Stark's Park though. If Alloa get a result, it wouldn't be a surprise to anyone. After a couple of seasons where the title has been decided before the final day, it is great to get some drama in League One this weekend. For anyone interested, you can read my full match thoughts on my website, here. Good Luck to Ayr as they go for the title on Saturday and All the Best to Alloa in the upcoming playoffs. I wish both teams well for the rest of the season!
  3. Inverness vs Dunfermline

    Fantastic game on Saturday. There maybe wasn't a lot of goalmouth action at times but you could see how much it meant to both sets of players and fans alike. I think a point was fair in the end and while it does help us, I wouldn't rule Caley out just yet. They're good enough to win both of their remaining games. We scored a good early goal through Ryan, although Ridgers really should be doing better, IMO. A great free-kick by Chalmers and then Inverness dominated until Austin went off. He had the better of M'Voto nearly all afternoon so I was surprised to see him go off so early on in the second-half, tbh. We seemed to get a grip of things once Fash had been subbed but ICT defended really well. It looked like it wouldn't be our day despite bringing on Cardle, McManus and then throwing M'Voto up top too. It was some scenes when Clark scored, the away end and the team went crazy. You could see how big a goal that was. However, like I've said, the job isn't over, yet. John Robertson gave a great interview post-match. He was very honest but also very subdued. I was surprised he bigged up Dunfermline to the extent he did but I suspect that'll be to ease the pressure on his side against Livingston tomorrow. My match report, plus the comments of Allan Johnston and JR can be found here. I wish you guys the best of luck tomorrow and on Saturday against Morton. It has been a great fight and Dunfermline will know - IF they make the playoffs - that they were in a closely contested battle against Inverness. I have enjoyed both my trips up to the Highlands this term; Caley have been very accommodating and welcoming to myself and the rest of the ParsTV crew, while also being very helpful with us at times, too. All the Best! But, COYP!
  4. Pars vs Brechin

    A comfortable win in the end. Ashcroft's goal was a great hit but Aird's goal was pinpoint. It was absolutely top drawer and it exerted our dominance within the match. Our lead never looked under threat much. One shot per half is all I remember in an attacking sense for Brechin. Robinson made two good saves, in saying that, particularly from Layne where he got the merest touch with his pinky - possibly save of the season, IMO. Was nice to see Ryan get game time and a goal. Happy for Higgy sticking the penalty away too - although, I did laugh when I saw Williamson asking to take it! Wasn't surprised to see Beadling miss out and happy Morris pulled out too; without being disrespectful, if you are gonna have them injured for a match, Saturday was the match... Vincent and M'Voto covered for them easily enough in the end. For Brechin, it wasn't a great performance: it must be hard for the guys considering this season and I hope yous bounce back quickly. Finn Graham seems to have improved since leaving us while Isaac Layne and Jordan Sinclair look decent, too. Callumn Morrison caused us one OE two wee scares late on and on that evidence, I'm surprised he didn't start! My match report and post-match comments from both managers can be found on my website, here. As I said, all the best to Brechin for next season in League One. Hopefully your first league win of this term can come tomorrow night against Dundee United, that'd really help us out!
  5. Would also just like to congratulate you guys on winning the league this season. JR has done a great job and I hope he sticks with yous for next term. I wish the Buddies all the best in the Premiership!
  6. Cowdenbeath FC. 2017/18 Season

    Gary Bollan's post-match audio from Tuesday's Montrose match is now available, here.
  7. 'C'mon the Mo' 2017-18

    For anyone interested, the post-match audio from Stewart Petrie, following Tuesday's 3-0 win over Cowdenbeath, is now available on my website, here.
  8. Pars vs Brechin

    Tough match this. Its one of those where all the pressure is on Dunfermline to win and Brechin have nothing to lose. We should win, but, Brechin will be gunning for their first victory this term. Should be the same 18 as against Falkirk but if Vincent is back, I'd start him in place of Beadling who is a doubt. No point risking him IMO. If Vincent isn't fit, Nat will likely come in with Shiels back amongst the subs. If we get an early goal, it'll settle everyone down. I'm going for a 2-0 Pars win. McManus and Aird to get the goals. COYP!
  9. Cowdenbeath v Montrose

    Another Cowden game for me and another defeat for the hosts ... To be fair, I don't think anyone can deny Montrose thoroughly deserved to win the match. I can't remember any Blue Brazilian having a good game, tbqh. I thought the normally solid and reliable McGurn - who fumbled for the second goal - almost summed up the night for Bollan and his men. Too many guys had an off-night while Montrose were on top-form. Don't get me wrong, the players tried and you can't fault them for effort, but, nothing seemed to come off for them. I thought Harvey Swann was probably the best player for Cowdenbeath on the night. For Montrose, that's the first time I've saw them this season and they were very good. A very strong spine with Fleming, Dillon, Masson and Tenpleman. Then you add in Bolochoweckyj and Redman, and you can see why the Mo are doing so well. I was very impressed with the full-backs, Steeves and - in particular - Ballantyne. Matty Allan also seemed assured on the ball and alongside Lewis Milne, ran the show. Allan done a lot of good ball winning and Milne played plenty forward passes and caused numerous issues defensively for the hosts. Martin Rennie was somewhat of an unknown quantity for me but he showed up really well. He took his goal well and could've had a couple more. He linked well with Templeman and Milne and showed good strength at times as well. I must give credit to the GableEndie supporters, too: they travelled in great numbers and sang from start to finish. I honestly hope they can enjoy the last 3 games and are rewarded come May. Overall, I think Montrose should win the league but anything can happen in these closing stages of a campaign. Its been a great term for Stewart Petrie and if he can lead the Links Park side to promotion, it'd be an unbelievable season for the club. While the relegation playoffs look certain now for Cowdenbeath, all hope can't be lost; a win away to Peterhead isn't unheard of - I remember Greig Spence scoring the winner just a couple of years ago, which also helped the Pars! Maybe Montrose will be the beneficiaries this time around! Post-Match Interviews with both managers will be available on my website soon. You can also read my Match Report, here. All the Best to both sides in the final 3 matches of the seasom!
  10. Nicky Clark has been named the SPFL Ladbrokes Championship Player of the Month for March.
  11. Falkirk vs Dunfermline - Sat 7th April

    This will be our toughest game of the season so far I think. I say this for a few reasons: The end of the season is closing in fast and every point is a prisoner. IMO, while it is a derby, the points mean more to us than they do to Falkirk. Don't get me wrong, Falkirk want the points and will be going out for the win but I feel a defeat would be more damaging if Dunfermline were to lose. Falkirk have also improved a lot under Hartley. Tumilty seems to have been a good acquisition while Longridge, Nelson and Jakubiak have added strength and quality in the final third. A big crowd expected, an intriguing game in prospect and a hard fought point gained for the Pars is my prediction. We are meant to have Vincent, M'Voto and Cardle fit again which is great news but I don't see any starting. I think we will lineup; Robinson Williamson Morris Ashcroft Martin Higginbotham Craigen Beadling Aird McManus Clark Subs: Gill (GK) M'Voto Talbot Vincent Wedderburn Cardle Ryan COYP!
  12. Pars v Livi

    Big win for the Pars last night. It wasn't a vintage performance, but I'll take it. Livi started OK and then we scored out of the blue with our first shot. Robinson made a couple of good blocks in the first half but we weren't overly troubled, IMO. In the second half and it got far more open. Livi had a couple of close shaves while we created 3 or 4 good opportunities on the counterattack. Alexander made a terrific triple save at one point and that really gave Livingston hope. I felt we were seeing the game out OK until the penalty claim. My initial thoughts were penalty and I was surprised Finnie didn't give it. I can see why Hopkin was raging. I've got the thoughts of Hopkin on the penalty incident, alongside AJ's post-match thoughts as well as a match report up now on my website. The article can be viewed, here. Livi are a decent team and will make it hard for whoever they face in the playoffs. We've given ourselves hope and we may not have seen the last of the Lions this season, just yet. All the Best to Livingston for the remainder of the campaign.
  13. Dunfermline v Queens

    I'm obviously saying that from a neutrals POV and I don't see your side often so I am only going on what I'd say is realistic expectation and the performances I've seen of your side and - like I said above - I think you guys are on course for a 'normal' season of finishing mid-table. With the squad you've got, you are where you should be. Without Dobbie, you'd still be a good outfit and with a bit better finishing in the second half on Saturday yous probably would've got a draw. As I say, I'm only saying this from an outsiders angle so if the overall expectation this season hasn't been met etc then fair enough but I wouldn't Naysmith has done a particularly bad job but not an amazing one either. Just average.
  14. Pars v Livi

    First game finished 1-1 (Cardle "won" a penalty then Livi missed one of their own to go 2-1 up) but other than that (and the bit about the strong away support - no offence to Livi but even for a Saturday game I wouldn't expect that) a fair assessment. Well spotted! I honestly thought it was 0-0 but now you have mentioned it I remember now I think Livi might bring a decent amount through, even though its a Tuesday night. With the schools on holiday, Livingston doing well and EEP not too far a journey, I think they may bring a decent following through with them.
  15. Pars v Livi

    Another tough match in a mammoth week for the Pars. Three points vs QoS have set us up nicely for tomorrow and I'd say 4 points (taking us to 50 points overall) from this match and Falkirk on Saturday will put us in a good position for the remaining 3 matches. I think we've shown we can compete with Livi this season. We've battled to two 0-0 draws at The Tony Macaroni Arena and we won the last time we met at EEP. A similar result on Tuesday would go down just nicely. It won't be easy though as has been shown all campaign by Livingston so it will be intriguing to see how the game pans out. I would expect Dunfermline to be unchanged from Saturday unless James Vincent or Joe Cardle return from injury. If either do, it'll likely be Dean Shiels who misses out. A tight game I suspect with both sides knowing how vital 3 points are. I'm saying 2-1 to the hosts; Clark to continue his good run with McManus scoring the winner. Hardie to equalise for the visitors in front of a strong away support. COYP!